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Message from Project Sepik

Message from Project Sepik

“We need to bring this message out to the world: That, this is not only Papua New Guinea’s river and rainforests, but Papua New Guineans are custodians of something that must belong to the world.”

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MEDIA RELEASE: Ban the Frieda River Mine!

MEDIA RELEASE: Ban the Frieda River Mine!

Customary clan leaders of Haus Tambarans in Papua New Guinea have issued an historic Declaration to the PNG government. The Supreme Sukundimi Declaration calls for a complete ban on the proposed Frieda River mine, which would be the largest mine in PNG history.

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The muddied waters of mining in Papua New Guinea

The muddied waters of mining in Papua New Guinea

Mining Technology | Just north of Australia, the island split into Papua and Papua New Guinea is famously underexplored, though over the years inroads have been made and tantalising glimmers of hidden mineral wealth have been quickly followed by some of the world’s biggest miners. Scarlett Evans look at the state of mining in the area, and just what the future holds.

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EXPERT REPORT: PUBLIC CONSULTATION

EXPERT REPORT: PUBLIC CONSULTATION

OTHER SUBMISSIONS: Public consultation submission by Dr John Burton to the Frieda River Limited – Sepik Development Project Environmental Impact Statement with special reference to Indigenous Peoples and FPIC, ASM, resettlement and livelihood restoration, and mining agreement-related risks

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SUBMISSION: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EXPERT REPORTS

SUBMISSION: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EXPERT REPORTS

On 31 March 2020, local Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Project Sepik submitted ten independent expert reports on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project, which includes the Frieda River mine, to Papua New Guinea’s Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority (CEPA). View and download the 10 Independent expert reports submitted by Project Sepik on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project Environmental Impact State including the Frieda River Mine

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REPORT: THE RIVER IS NOT OURS

REPORT: THE RIVER IS NOT OURS

Jubilee Australia and Project Sepik released ‘The River is Not Ours’ report in June 2019 about PanAust’s proposed Frieda River Mine project in Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region. The report is an investigation of the project’s environmental and social impacts and the views of local communities regarding the mine.

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SAVE THE SEPIK CAMPAIGN

LIFE ON THE SEPIK

The Sepik region is one of the most culturally and biodiverse areas on the planet

FRIEDA RIVER MINE

One of the largest known copper and gold deposits in the world

WORLD HERITAGE

Nominating the Sepik regions rich cultural heritage for World Heritage listing

TAKE ACTION

Take Action and Solidarity to call for the Rejection of the Frieda River mine

‘ The people of Sepik River are not going to meet PanAust halfway. The people are not going to sit and listen quietly to PanAust, while the company tells them what PanAust plans to do. PanAust needs to listen to the people of the Sepik River. If they don’t, the mine will destroy the Sepik River, and it will destroy our lives along with it. ’

Emmanuel Peni, Project Sepik

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